Working in Partnership with BID Camborne

Photo of Mayor and BID Chairman

Camborne’s town council and business improvement team have officially declared their willingness to work together on improving the fortunes of the community and commerce of their town.

The landmark memorandum of understanding was signed last summer ‘with pride and pleasure’ by Camborne’s mayor David Wilkins and BID Camborne Chair Sharron Lipscombe-Manley and a plaque has now been unveiled to mark the milestone.

The agreement formalises ongoing collaboration and cooperation between the two bodies and specifically commits to jointly planning, funding and delivering Christmas in Camborne and the annual Community and Commerce Awards, jointly managing events and sharing resources and expertise for the benefit of the town when appropriate.

“We have been working towards this achievement for a number of years and I’m absolutely delighted with this signed memorandum,” said Mrs Lipscombe-Manley. “We all want to do our very best for the town and this declaration publicly marks that commitment and specifies what it means in terms of planning, funding and management.

“There is a huge amount going on at the moment - with Camborne selected as one of four towns in Cornwall eligible for £25m of funding available through the Government’s Towns Fund Deal. That means it’s never been more important to be joined up in our thinking and approach. I’m really proud of BID’s involvement and excited about what working collaboratively means for our residents, businesses and Cornwall as a whole.”

Councillor David Wilkins said: “Camborne has a very proud heritage and a wonderful community. With those solid foundations in place, our aim is to forge a future for the town that will make it a vibrant place to both live and visit. To achieve that we have a responsibility to work together well and to use our shared strengths for the benefit of all. This is a significant moment for Camborne and I know I speak for my fellow council members when I say we are really pleased to sign this declaration.”

Camborne Town Council has contributed £5000 towards 2020’s Christmas in Camborne, with the remaining cost being met by the member businesses of BID Camborne. The 2020 festivities featured a real Nordmann fir tree in the town square and lights throughout the main shopping areas.